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Cool Guitar Fingerpicking Songs

Fingerpicking invokes a different sort of guitar player inside when compared to using a pick. There’s a sense of connection to the instrument that you just don’t get with a pick, and it inspires a different rhythm and feel to playing.

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How to Get More Out of Learning Songs on Guitar

Learning songs on guitar provides a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills beyond what’s required to just “play” the song. However, it’s easy to get stuck in a pattern of learning songs chord for chord and note for note without putting much thought into what you’re actually playing. 

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10 Easy Guitar Riffs for Beginners

With an estimated 90% of new guitar players quitting within the first year of playing, I think it’s important to start learning real songs right away. After all, that’s why we start playing guitar in the first place, right? In this lesson, I’ve provided some easy guitar riffs for beginners to start learning and playing real music.

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52 Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

Nothing keeps you motivated to play the guitar quite like learning new songs, particularly when you’re first starting out. So, in this lesson I’ve compiled a list of 52 easy songs with guitar chords for beginners.

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